Do you struggle with staying on track and getting things done in a timely manner, but want to improve? Or do you enjoy crossing things off your to-do list and completing tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible, and find joy in being productive? Either way, World Productivity Day might be a holiday that interests you. In this article, we’ll be explaining a bit about what World Productivity is, and some ways you can celebrate it!
Since World Productivity Day isn’t one of the most talked-about or major holidays out there, you may never have even heard of it before. To help you get familiarized with it, let’s go over some information about what it is and its purpose.
World Productivity Day 2017 falls on Tuesday, June 20th. It’s a celebratory day encouraging people everywhere to boost productivity in their lives. It’s also an opportunity for productivity-related companies to promote their products and services, and show people how they can help them be more productive.
The purpose of World Productivity day is to remind people how being productive is important to leading the best possible life. Being more productive, getting more done in a day, and making the most of your time allows you to have more time for the fun stuff, and who wouldn’t love more of that?
Whether you’re focusing on improving the productivity of your business life, personal life, or both, setting goals that relate to the things you want to improve can help give you something to work towards and keep you motivated. Setting realistic goals for yourself can help you stick with your productivity improvement plan.
If you need some help improving your level of productivity, you can try downloading an app that will help you out! In the next section, we’ll talk about a few of our favorites, but you can always search your device’s app store for other options as well.
Getting and staying organized is an important part of being productive. If you aren’t organized, getting things done can take longer than it normally would. Whether you need to organize your home, your desk, or your to-do list, try to get it all in order.
Of course, a great way to celebrate World Productivity Day is to be as productive as possible! If you’re all organized and have a productivity app installed to help you on your way, you’re ready to get cracking.
Whatever way you choose to celebrate this day, you can share your productivity activities of choice on your social media accounts, like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Add the hashtag #WorldProductivityDay to your posts to associate them with that topic. Check out other posts with the same hashtag if you’re curious to see how other people are celebrating!
Need some help picking out a productivity app that can help you get going? We’ve rounded up our top five favorites, and next, we’re going to tell you a bit about each one, how much it costs, and why we like it!
Evernote is an app that allows you to keep all of your lists, notes, and reminders in one place. You can use it to take notes, make checklists, and keep track of all the things you need to do. It’s an all-in-one organization tool! Download it on all of your devices to keep yourself organized wherever you go. You can download the app on your computer, iPhone, or Android device.
Basic - Free to download & sign up (60MB/month of new data on up to 2 devices)
Plus - $46.99/year (1GB/month of new data on unlimited # of devices)
Premium - $89.99/year (10GB/month of new data on unlimited # of devices
Best Feature: Create & organize notes and checklists
Wunderlist is another organizational tool, similar to Evernote. Use it to create checklists and organize them into different categories, and add notes/comments with related information about the items in your list. You can also set a due date for each task, and add reminder notifications to keep yourself on track. You can even upload any files related to a task, like photos and other documents. Use Wunderlist across all your devices! It’s available for mobile on iPhone or Android as well as Mac and PC.
Wunderlist Free – Free (25 tasks/list, 25 sub-tasks/task, 5MB/file size limit)
Wunderlist Pro - $49.99/year (unlimited file size, # of lists, tasks, and sub-tasks)
Best Feature: Upload related files for your tasks.
Trello is a task management tool that you can use to keep track of things you need to get done, make checklists, and collaborate with your colleagues. You can create cards for different tasks, and add a checklist of subtasks for each task to help you remember what needs to be done. If you want to use Trello for work purposes, you can share access to your Trello boards with your colleagues. Trello can be used on your computer, or you download their mobile app for iOS or Android.
Free – Free! (unlimited boards, lists, cards, etc., 10MB file size limit)
Business Class - $9.99/month (free features + 250MB file size limit, more privacy options, personalization with custom backgrounds, additional customer support)
Enterprise - $20.83/month (business class features + 2-step authentication security, priority customer service, legal contract reviews, and more)
Read more about the costs to use Trello here.
Best Feature: Multiple boards and columns to organize your tasks.
Any.do is another productivity app you can use to organize tasks, lists, and reminders. It has a calendar feature to help you plan your schedule. Any.do also has an assistant that can help you with groceries, making reservations, doing laundry, and more. Download the Any.do software for free on your computer, Android or iPhone.
Cost: You can sign up for the free account or opt to upgrade to Premium.
Premium - $2.99/month (unlimited devices, location-based reminders, unlimited attachments, customizable themes, and more)
Best Feature: The Any.do assistant.
RememberTheMilk is a “to-do” app that you can use to help you remember all the things you need to do. Rather than trying to keep track of everything in your head, put them into the app so you don’t forget anything. It has the ability to send reminders when you’re in a certain location, like the grocery store. You can also share your to-do lists with others, to have them help you get everything done quicker. With the “Smart Add” feature, RememberTheMilk can even predict what you might be adding to your to-do list! Use the program in your web browser at rememberthemilk.com, or install it on your Android and iPhone.
Basic – Free (sync across multiple devices, reminders on email, text, and instant message, share lists with up to 2 people)
Pro - $39.99/year (unlimited sharing, subtasks, advanced organization/categorization, work offline, and more)
Best Feature: Location-based reminders.
Those are our favorite productivity apps. Have you tried any of them before? How did they work out for you? Let us know in the comments!
That’s it for this blog post on World Productivity Day. How are you planning to celebrate? If you’re looking for more tips on ways to improve your life, check out our post on spring organization!
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